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Calendar of Events & Activities

Saturday October 14, 2000

Saturday, Oct. 14


Indigenous Peoples Day  

Powwow & Indian Market 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Grand Entry 1 p.m.  

Enjoy Native American foods, arts & crafts, drumming, singing and many types of native dancing. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley, this event is free.  

Civic Center Park 

Allston Way at MLK Jr. Way 

Info: 615-0603 


Fall Festival at School of the  


11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

1225 Milvia at Berryman, Berkeley 

Raffle, Games, Food, Silent Auction 

Prizes, Haunted House, Fun 


Traffic Calming Workshop 

1 - 4 p.m.  

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst Ave. 

Help to achieve reasonable traffic speeds and volume on local streets.  


Free Spay and Neuter  


2 - 4 p.m.  

Berkeley Animal Shelter 

2013 Second St. 

The City of Berkeley, along with Spay Neuter Your Pet (SNYP) is kicking off a City-funded program to reduce the number of animals euthanized. They are offering free spay and neuter vouchers to all Berkeley residents.  


Run Your Own Landscape Business: Part 1 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Ecology Center 

2530 San Pablo Ave. (at Blake) 

Local horticultural consultant and UC Master Gardener Jessie West will teach you how to plant, prune, control weeds, and more. The first of three classes. The others are scheduled for Oct. 21 & 28 in the same timeslot. 

$15 general; $10 for members; $5 materials fee 

Call 548-2220 x223 

Indian Rock Parks Clean-Up 

8 a.m. - Noon 

Indian Rock Park 

Come help local resident Sharon Tamm clean up Indian Rock, Mortar Rock, Grotto Rock and their surrounding areas. Gloves will be provided. Bring a scraping tool and compete for the “Most Gum” award. Prizes have been provided by the Class 5 and IronWorks climbing clubs along with the Any Mountain Outlet store.  

To volunteer call Sharon Tamm, 524-1415 


Learn to Birdwatch 

Oct. 16, 18, 23 & 25 

9:30 a.m. - Noon 

UC Botanical Gardens 

200 Centennial Drive 

$50 for members; $65 for non-members 

Call for info or to enroll: 643-2755 


An Evening with The  


5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Mambo Mambo 

1803 Webster St.  


Berkeley resident Geoffrey A. Hirsch, better known as the Tie Guy from the “How Berkeley Can You Be” parade got his start in comedy in 1996. A professor in real life, Hirsch tell the story of how he became a funny guy.  

$5 for show only, $10 for show and dinner 

Call Geoffrey Hirsch at 845-5631 to reserve tickets 


Sunday, Oct. 15


A Taste of the Greenbelt 

1 - 4 p.m. 

Los Gatos Opera House 

Celebrate the Bay Area’s agricultural and culinary bounty. This benefit features a variety of musical groups, local artists and samples from over 40 local restaurants, farmers, wineries and microbreweries. Proceeds benefit Greenbelt Alliance’s ongoing efforts to protect Bay Area farmlands and open space.  

$45 per person; $80 for this event and the Oct. 22 event in SF 



Musicians for Medical  

Marijuana Benefit 

8 p.m. 


1317 San Pablo (at Gilman) 

The fourth benefit concert with The Cannabis Healers featuring Barney Doyle of the Mickey Hart Band and Terry Haggerty of Sons of Champlin. Also performing will be Country Joe McDonald and Buzzy Linhart and friends. All proceeds go to support public education efforts, medical cannabis research, and financial assistance for patients and their caregivers facing legal challengers.  

Tickets: $15 minimum donation, under 12 free 

Call the Ashkenaz box office, 525-5054 or go to or 


A Muslim Approach to Life 

3 p.m. 

St. Johns Presbyterian Church 

2727 College Ave.  

A presentation on the Muslim spiritual life and culture which will focus on women’s lives and the uniqueness of women’s spiritual journeys. This is the first of four Sunday programs that will focus on this theme.  

Call 527-4496 


Time, Space, and Knowledge  


6 p.m.  

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Place 

Ken McKeon , teacher writer and TSK practitioner since 1980 speaks on “Time, Space, and Knowledge, Right from the Start.” Free. 

Call 843-6812 


1923 North Berkeley Fire Walking Tour 

10 a.m. - Noon 

Phil Gale leads this tour of the Sept. 18, 1923 fire site, identifying various changes wrought in buildings and landscape. The tour includes the Mayback chimney, around which a new home was constructed. Pre-paid reservations are required.  


Call for reservations, 848-0181 


Compiled by Chason Wrainwright